History of the Foundation
1999: The Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization.
2000: The Foundation announced its first round of grants.
2001: The Foundation gave $500,000 to Floyd County not-for-Profits.
2002: The Foundation gave $100,000 in scholarships for the post-secondary education of Floyd County students. That fall, the Foundation's board made a commitment to a major community initiative by committing $1 million a year for twenty years to the Scribner Place-YMCA project.
2003: The first check for $1 million was given in January. The Board decided to award four-year scholarships to students to encourage them to continue their education and complete a college degree or vocational certification. The value of the scholarships awarded will be $400,000 over the course of the students' education.
2007: The Small Business Revolving Loan program was initiated with a $250,000 loan pool.
2008: The Caesars Foundation was rebranded as the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.
2009: The first Small Business Loan was made.
2010: The Foundation became major partner with Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Foundation initiated the Floyd County Hunger Free Zone for children through blessings in a backpack.
2012: The IU Southeast Student Investment fund was initiated.Since the Foundation’s inception, tens of Millions of dollars have benefited the Floyd County community.